Coat of arms of Sabia and Verona

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Coat of arms of Sabia and Verona
Versions
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Lesser arms, used by the Government
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Middle arms (crowned), used by the Monarchy
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Greater, ornate arms, used by the Monarchy
Details
Armiger Tarik of Kârjasary as King of the Valtirians
Adopted 23 August 2015
Crest The Crown of Saint Jason Momoa
Escutcheon Quarterly: Sabia, Verona, Lycem and Gonn; enté en point: Alios; inestutcheon Kârjasary.
Supporters Red and white flags
Motto Middle Sabian: ele sourg  • ele mourg
Orders Order of the Baphomet

The national coat of arms of Sabia and Verona (Sabian: murgodai sabiann i veronann) is derived from the royal coat of arms (raimurgodai) of the King of Sabia and Verona.

The Sabioveronese state makes a distinction between the arms of the Monarchy and the arms of the Kingdom. As Sabia and Verona is an elective monarchy, each new Monarch is entitled to bear a different coat of arms to represent their family, personal motto and other elements. The Royal Arms represent the Monarch as an entity, while the nation of Sabia and Verona is represented by its own coat of arms: the National Arms.

Historically, different emblems and coats of arms have been used to represent Sabia and Verona as a nation. Arguably, the most popular coat of arms the Sabioveronese government has used was the one used between 2013 and 2014 depicting Nyr, a rama or Lycene mermaid which is now used as the emblem of the region of Sabia and is present in the current Royal Arms.The present coat of arms was adopted in 2016 and is heavily based on the coat of arms of King Tarik.

The coat of arms shows the five major regions of Sabia and Verona: Sabia (the rama Nir on a golden field), Verona (a golden hummingbird on a black field), Lycem (the green sun of Darmos on a red field), Gonn (a white crescent on a green field), and Alios (a black boat with a golden sail with a heart on a white field), with the shield of the current royal house of Kârjasary.

The Greater Royal Arms

The Greater Royal Arms (Sabian: barraimurgodai) is the greater, ornate coat of arms of the Monarchy of Sabia and Verona, presently headed by Tarik of Kârjasary as King of the Valtirians. It's rarely used and exists mostly for ceremonial purposes; the King uses the Crowned national arms as his personal symbol.

The present format for the Royal Arms was adopted after the accession to the throne of Isadora of Annenak on 23 February 2014. Initially, a different coat of arms, similar to the Royal Arms but simpler in nature, was used by the Sabioveronese government for non-royal affairs, while the greater Royal Arms, bearing the blazon of the House of Annenak, were only used for royal affairs. This coat of arms was known as the Civil Coat of Arms and it was officially used as the Kingdom's national emblem. Upon the accession to the throne of King Tarek, the minor "civil" arms were discontinued.

The official blazon of the Royal Arms is as follows:

Quarterly, first and fourth Or, a rama hauriant Carnation with hair Tenné tailed barry Gules Orange Or Vert Ciel Purpure and Rose (for Sabia), second quarter Gules, a sun Vert bearing an eye Sable with a pupil of the same tincture and an iris of the field (for Lycem), third quarter Sable, a hummingbird rousant Or (for Verona), overall an escutcheon Gules bordure Sable, a sun Vert bearing an eye Sable with a pupil of the same tincture and an iris of the field (for the regnant House of Kârjasary); for a Crest, a circlet Copper jewelled with a charm Gules (the Crown of Saint Jason Momoa); mantling Gules and Ermine crowned as the shield; motto "Ele sourg - Ele mourg" in the compartment below the shield.

Symbolism

The quartered shield of the Royal Arms is based on the historic military banner employed by the Royal Military during the Isadoran reign. The first and fourth quarters bear the traditional arms of Sabia, the rama (Lycene mermaid) Nyr on a golden field. The Sabian arms are seen twice as Sabia is the largest of the Sabioveronese realms, the most populated and the one that has influenced the monarchy the most. The Sabian language is nowadays the only official language of Sabia and Verona, and it's the most spoken tongue in the Kingdom. According to the legend, Nyr was the guardian of a sacred lake in Dâzorga Annekârasy.

The second quarter and the arms of the House of Kârjasary both bear the eye of Darmos, the Lycene god of fire, on a green sun. The eye of Darmos is, according to the myth, the original sun: it defeated the King of the Night and his dim moonlight. The green sun is a common allegoric element in Lycene tradition, commonly associated with royalty and statehood. The House of Kârjasary ruled over Lycem from its inception to the annexation of the Freehold to Sabia and Verona, and thus their sigil is also the green sun and the red eye.

The third quarter is supposed to represent Verona, though it doesn't use the traditional arms used in that region. Initially, the coat of arms of Verona was a green hand over a blue field, bordered by red. The green hand represents the Pashqari people, the inhabitants of the Veronan region. However in the Royal Arms conceived by King Tarik the Veronan quarter shows a golden sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) on a black field. The golden hummingbird arms were adopted so as to not interrupt with the colour harmony in the coat of arms.

Historical coats of arms

Bleuberrist era

The Bleuberrist emblem of Sabia and Verona.

Sabia and Verona's first coat of arms was adopted during Napoléon Bleuberrie's first government on 20 October 2012. It was based on the Emblem of Yugoslavia and it was a clear indication of the symbolism of Bleuberrie's model for a Socialist Sabia and Verona. Instead of the six torches on the Yugoslavian emblem the Sabioveronese socialist emblem featured the Pico Toro, an Andean mountain easily seen from Sabia and Verona, and a Sabioveronese flag. It included inscriptions in Hangul, a classic trait of the Bleuberrist era.

The emblem was heavily criticized by the opposition for its similarity to the Yugoslav emblem, as well as the use of Korean on it. Korean was commonly used in early stages of the creation of Sabia and Verona as Bleuberrie admired the DPRK, the ideas behind its existence and its culture. However few Sabioveronese even spoke Korean, and it was seen as just another of the Prime Minister's extravagances. The emblem was discontinued after the accession of Osez Kóvérsz to the government.

The Nyr arms

The Nyr coat of arms.

The second Coat of Arms of Sabia and Verona was chosen during Osez Kóvérsz's government, after the fall of Bleuberrie's state socialism. It consisted of a simple argent blazon with a the rama Nyr, a Lycene mythological creature, crowned by a silver mural crown. Nyr remained a symbol of Sabia and Verona until 2014, and it's still commonly seen as a personification of the country. A modified version of the emblem with a golden blazon is currently used by the Region of Sabia, which is the one used in the present Royal Arms.

According to the myth, Nyr was the protector of a sacred lake in the heights of the Dâzorga Annekârasy, the tallest mountain in the ancient Lycene domain. The King of Lycem, Axtar of Sinsaj, fell in love with the rama and decided to impress her by showing her the pelts of a jaguar he'd hunted down on the lake spirit's domain. Nyr, offended the King had dared hunt in the sacred forests of the Dâzorga, drowned Axtar in the lake. Known for being an excellent hunter, Axtar the Hawk was said to have fallen in love with the rama Nir (who now appears on the coat of arms of Sabia). The lake turned red after that, and when the blood dissipated, the lake was black. Today, the lake is known as the Agasuêj, the night-black pool.

The Nyr arms were discontinued upon the accession of Queen Isadora to the throne, when the new civil arms, based on Isadora's royal arms, were adopted by the government.

Isadoran era

The Civil Arms of the Isadoran era.

During the Isadoran era (the reign of Queen Isadora), the coat of arms of Sabia and Verona was officially known as the Civil Coat of Arms, to differentiate from the royal arms of the Queen. The civil arms were used by the Government and national institutions, while the royal arms were used by the Queen and the monarchy. While the royal arms depicted the Queen's family shield, the civil arms showed a green spear-billed hummingbird, the national bird, alongside an orchid (the national flower) and two red seven-pointed stars on a white field. The shield was crowned by the Crown of Saint Jason Momoa, the Queen's royal crown and part of the royal regalia commissioned by the Sabioveronese government upon Isadora's accession to the throne.

The Civil Arms were officially described by the constitution, and the format used by the coat of arms remains in use today in the present royal arms. The emblem was discontinued upon King Tarik's accession to the throne, when a new "civil coat of arms" (nown known as the National Coat of Arms) was adopted.